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The Art of War

Lisa Longo | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Lisa Longo

War should be noticeable. It should be about sacrifice. When there are men and women dying, we should be paying attention.

Final Salute: For Everyone Who Opened the Door

Marie Woolf | Posted 07.29.2013 | Books
Marie Woolf

Of the thousands of family members I worked with, what I found most surprising, and affecting, was their trust.

Help Me Give Back to Vets and Their Families

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey there folks, I'd like your help, if you're able, to raise money for nonprofits who work with veterans and military families. The Veterans Charit...

The Invisible War and Unlimited Power

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

On Memorial Day we honored those who died in war. We carry forth that honor by being honorable ourselves and by helping create and sustain a military culture as an honorable place to serve, a place where people honor each other's personhood and body.

Forty Years of Heartbreak: Let the People of Diego Garcia Return to their Homeland

David Vine | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
David Vine

It's long past time our country acknowledges its responsibility for the Chagossians' exile and ensures these demands are met. Especially compared to the billions we've spent on Diego Garcia, it would take pennies to help repair the lives of those who've suffered for the base.

War -- What Is It Good For? Some Memorial Day Reflections

Steve Heilig | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
Steve Heilig

It's said that everything looks like a nail if you're holding a hammer; the United States has long had many more "hammers" than it needs. I consider myself a patriot, but blind patriotism is really meaningless. We can both honor those who have sacrificed and do much better.

LOOK: Memorial Day Honored Across The Country

AP | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Americans gathered at cemeteries, memorials and monuments nationwide to honor fallen military service members on Memorial ...

20 Post-50 Celebrities Who've Served In The Military

Pat Gallagher | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Here are 20 post-50 celebrities -- that are, thankfully, still alive and well -- who took the pledge to serve America so that every person could savor their freedom while enjoying 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.'

Jon Ward

Green Berets Overcome Loss Of Limbs And Look To Help Others Do Same

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 05.27.2013 | Good News

WACO, Texas -- Some people see it as a mixed blessing that modern medicine has saved the lives of many soldiers, only to produce huge numbers of amput...

This Memorial Day, Let Us Honor but also Resolve

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.25.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

This is the sixth year in a row that I have the opportunity and the privilege to write a message honoring all the men and women who have made the u...

The Whole of National Sacrifice

Christopher Holshek | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Democratizing service and sacrifice would revitalize the meaning of citizenship, regenerate the civil-military relationship, and introduce an inclusiveness to help us find a more common basis of strength in our dangerously divided nation.

My Life As A Military Wife

atwar.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 05.22.2013 | Weddings

When I graduated from college, I planned on being the next Diane Sawyer. My hubris took me to a small television station down south where I was a gene...

House Poised To Address Military Sexual Assaults

AP | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

BY RICHARD LARDNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Determined to check the growing epidemic of sexual assaults in the armed forces, a House panel is poised t...

Sexual Assaults, Suicide and Misconduct in the Military

Robert Weller | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Robert Weller

The all-volunteer military has been hit by a growing wave of sexual assaults and suicides. As usual in the U.S., most attention has focused on how to control the problems, rather than why they are happening.

If it Ain't Broke, Don't Fix it-But it is Broke!

Tom Carpenter | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

By removing the power of the "convening authority" from commanding generals any appearance of impropriety on the part of a commander is eliminated. Claims of undue command influence in the legal system would stop.

The 5th Annual U.S. Military Spouse Contest

Sara Taney Humphreys | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Sara Taney Humphreys

For the past few years, as a special thank you to our service members and their families, I've held a contest just for military spouses. It turned out to be an incredibly rewarding experience.

Having a Bad Day?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Having a Bad Day? The U.S. Military certainly is having a very bad day. It is reeling from a spate of very public and embarrassing sexual assault and...

Shameful: Washington Times Column Blames Female Service Members for Assault, Calls Them Liars

Miranda Petersen | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Miranda Petersen

Rowan Scarborough's article published Sunday in the Washington Times is a perfect illustration of a culture of misogyny and victim blaming, which has perpetuated the ongoing epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the United States Military.

We Must Change the Culture of Violence Against Women in the Military

Terry O'Neill | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Is "military justice" for women an oxymoron? I hope not, but this has been an eye-opening week about the culture of violence against women in the military.

Disgracing Our Military

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

It is too late to merely educate service members about the impropriety of acting in so disgusting and (ironically) cowardly a manner. The culture of abuse has become too ingrained. This is obvious when one notes the reluctance to report incidents.

Christiane Amanpour Shills for U.S. Intervention in Syria

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Michael S. Lofgren

Having once misled the public during the year prior to the invasion of Iraq, the media appear to be reprising that role in order to lend an air of inevitability to potential U.S. military intervention in Syria. Exhibit A is the appearance of Christiane Amanpour on The Daily Show.

Help Me Give Back to Military Families via DonorsChoose.org

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, teachers in a lot of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families. Remember that the families of ac...

The First Casualty Of Religious Wars Is Truth

Tom Carpenter | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Tom Carpenter

Over the past decades, conservative Christians have had almost full reign within the military, and they disproportionally make up most of the Chaplaincy. In the last several years, though, there has been closer scrutiny of the conduct of certain chaplains and commanders who have used their positions to advance their own religious beliefs.

Not the Critic Who Counts

Terri Barnes | Posted 07.05.2013 | Books
Terri Barnes

Military members and families are not cultural aberrants looking for a cold niche in which to hide. We are not cold timid souls whose lack of emotion leads us to a military life scrubbed of feeling. The experiences of our lives, much like yours, are inextricably tied to our emotions.

PHOTOS: Inside The Secret World Of Navy SEALS

Posted 05.02.2013 | World

When Osama Bin Laden was killed by SEAL Team 6 two years ago, one question was on everyone's minds: who are the Navy SEALS? A new book from Greg E...